Publication Of Palmetto Review

Spartanburg, S.C. – Dr. Lilly M. Lancaster, the William S. Moore Palmetto Professor in Quality Studies in the School of Business Administration and Economics at the University of South Carolina Upstate, just released the 2007 publication of Palmetto Review. This publication is made possible through the generous support of the William S. Moore Palmetto Professorship in Quality Studies.

William S. Moore was a graduate of North Carolina State University and Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. He was the former owner of Sally Foster Gift Wrap and former president of Industrial Coated Fabrics and Polyurethane Foam Group for Reeves Bros. Group, Inc. Moore also served in the United States Air Force Reserves.

“Palmetto Review supports communication and applied research about business-related topics among professionals and academicians in South Carolina and the Southeast,” said Lancaster, editor of the publication. “It is targeted toward both academicians and business professionals. The academic audience is interested in applied business-related research to use as a tool to enhance teaching and classroom experiences for students. The professional/ practitioner audience is interested in sharing experiences about a broad range of business-related topics.”

Topics for publication may be drawn from a variety of areas including manufacturing, service, government, health care and education. A section of the journal is devoted to chronicling quality initiatives. Published annually by the University of South Carolina Upstate, the journal contains peer-reviewed papers. All papers accepted are blind reviewed by at least two individuals.

“The tenth issue of Palmetto Review contains an impressive selection of articles on a variety of topics,” said Lancaster.

The article about Economic Literacy in South Carolina, written by Timothy DuPont and Deborah Natvig from Lander University, emphasizes the challenges that students face as they enter a complex and sophisticated economic environment. Now, more than ever, students need not only a theoretical understanding of basic economic theory but also an ability to apply practical economic decision making in their own lives.

Peter Lindstrom from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and William R. Word from USC Upstate have co-authored an excellent primer about the European business and management education accreditation system, EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System). For those familiar with AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) processes, it is most helpful and insightful to understand how the two processes compare.

Mary Mobley and Todd Shultz of Augusta State University and Ellen Moore of University of South Carolina have done an outstanding job of presenting multiple aspects of the issues in a thought-provoking case. Students will be interested in both the history of the Augusta National Golf Club, home of the prestigious and world famous Masters Golf Tournament, as well as the issues surrounding the Club’s membership policies.

Georgia Southern colleagues Robert Hoell, Janet Moss and Thomas Case, have examined decision making in the selection of a information system in “Psychological Decision Models and Information Systems Purchases: The Case of Human Resource Information Systems Decisions.” These authors have synthesized information from decision theory and psychology to support the effective selection of an information management system for human resource professionals. The article is a collaborative effort of business and computer science colleagues.

For more information or to receive a copy of Palmetto Review, contact Dr. Lilly Lancaster at (864) 503-5597 or [email protected] or visit the School of Business Administration and Economics website at www.uscupstate.edu

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